World Wide Stout - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by bitterthebetter:
4.97/5 rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
so my brother kept this in a mini cooler on his road trip 3400 miles in 5 days across the U.S. he kept it cold the entire time and the mini cooler was fully stocked with other beers soon to be reviewed. It stayed cool and arrived the same. We let it settle for 3 days, this was the 2005 edition
absolute opaque, and I mean nothing, I held a high powered bike light to it, and you could barely, just barely see some light. midnight black, or perfect black, but just the essence of darkness with no undertones, and a mocha colored solid head.
aroma leaped out from the glass at arms length. molasses, sweet malt and woodiness from a distance. on the nose it was amazingly huge and complex, I even got goosebumps, seriously. monsterous aroma of oak, bittersweet and milk chocolate, molasses, nutmeg and cinnamon, dry and roasted malt, caramel, a dash of alcohol, but stunning profile, really
the massive aroma leads nothing to be desired. still massive malt body with molasses and earthy licorice upfront, with bittersweet chocolate, caramel, slight woodiness like oak but not dry; almost bourbon barrel-esque, dry and roasted malts with a slight hazel or almond nuttiness, a faint spice note of nutmeg or something close to it (savory yet sweet? if that makes sense) a dash of raisins and figs closer to the finish, and milk chocolate and a still faint tinge of alcohol which is amazing, but the finish is really quite endless.
a worldwide plethora of flavors and sensations. massive malt body and flavors with layers galore that are a delight to pick through. amazingly intertwined and only slightly viscous but not at all sugary, and a sublime warming effect very similar to whiskey (perhaps the high abv?) but it just adds to the amazing effect of the beer
amazing, amazing stuff, really. this was the first true beer I have aged and wow, was it worth the wait. I had imagined something of this magnitude when I put it away, but the reality blew my mind. props to dogfish head for making this, and I am privileged to have reaped the benefits of a road trip and enjoy it with my brother, who thought it was just as amazing, and he doesn't like stouts. we thought it was almost like port, except far better, and lamented that we didn't have any cigars, for it would have been a match in heaven, although the beer really doesn't need anything else to complement it. If you ever see one, I strongly, strongly urge you to buy many, and age them as long as possible. I plan on buying at least 10 the next chance I get. every bottle is worth every cent and then some. stunning beer that might chance a life or two
AGE THIS BEER TO REALLY TASTE IT!!! DO NOT DRINK YOUNG!!!
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2009 07:36:31 | More by bitterthebetter
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4.61/5 rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2011 vintage poured into a snifter
A- very dark with a porous tan 1/2 inch head
S- near perfect- chocolate, molasses, dark fruits dominate
T- taste matches the nose and so smooth...being a 2011 vintage definitely benefited the smoothness of this beer...still, this beer is nearly 20 percent and youd never guess...good achievement by DFH
M- thick and chewy...very very good, just what i like
O- i paid 15 dollars for this 3 year old vintage single bottle....should you pay that much for it? absolutely not...but IMO it is the best DFH beer brewed and one of the better stouts out there especially considering it isnt barrel aged and it is nearly 20 percent...quite an achievement!
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 06:33:31 | More by Ilovelampandbeer
World Wide Stout from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 3,800 ratings.